Historical Events in January 1985

  • 1st International Youth Year begins
  • 1st US's 1st manadatory seat belt law goes into effect (NY)
  • 1st VH-1 made its broadcasting debut
  • 1st The Internet's Domain Name System is created.
  • 1st The first British mobile phone call is made by Ernie Wise to Vodafone.
  • 1st 71st Rose Bowl: #18 Southern California beats #6 Ohio State, 20-17
  • 1st 51st Sugar Bowl: #5 Nebraska beats #11 LSU, 28-10
  • 1st 14th Fiesta Bowl: #14 UCLA beats #13 Miami, 39-37
  • 1st 51st Orange Bowl: #4 Washington beats #2 Oklahoma, 28-17
  • 2nd 90th hat trick in Islander history-Brent Sutter
  • 2nd Australia beat WI by innings at SCG, Bob Holland 10 match wkts
  • 2nd Egyptian Pres Mubarak reappoints Coptic pope Shenuda III
  • 2nd Nevada-Las Vegas beats Utah 142-140, highest college basketball score
  • 2nd Undefeated BYU becomes college football champions
  • 3rd Azharuddin scores 110 in 1st Test innings
  • 3rd Israel government confirms resettlement of 10,000 Ethiopian Jews

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3rd Mitch McConnell becomes Senator of Kentucky

US Senator Mitch McConnell
US Senator
Mitch McConnell

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5th Bryan Trottier failed on 9th Islander penalty shot

NHL Star Bryan Trottier
NHL Star
Bryan Trottier
  • 5th Discovery moves to launch pad for STS 51-C mission
  • 5th Thousands of Jewish refugees are airlifted from Sudan to Israel
  • 6th AFC Championship Game: Miami Dolphins beat Pittsburgh Steelers 45-28
  • 6th NFC Championship Game: San Francisco 49ers beat Chicago Bears 23-0
  • 7th "King & I" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 191 performances
  • 7th Japanese space probe Sakigake launched to Halley's comet
  • 7th KHQ-AM in Spokane WA changes call letters to KLSN (now KAQQ)
  • 7th Lou Brock & Hoyt Wilhelm, elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame
  • 8th Japan launches Sakigake space probe to Halley's Comet
  • 9th Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out
  • 10th Daniel Ortega Saavedra inaugurated as president of Nicaragua
  • 11th CDC MMWR publishes guidelines for screening U.S. blood supply for AIDS antibodies with ELISA test that would be available later that year
  • 13th 23rd Tennis Fed Cup: Czech beats USA in Nagoya Japan (2-1)
  • 13th 99-yr-old Otto Bucher scores a hole-in-one at Spanish golf course
  • 13th Blackhawk Doug Wilson failed on 12th penalty shot against Islanders
  • 13th Cerberal Palsy telethon raises $17,100,000
  • 13th Express train derails in Ethiopia, killing at least 428
  • 14th 16 indicted by US for granting sanctuary to Central American refugees

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14th Martina Navratilova is 3rd to win 100 tennis tournaments (Connors & Evert)

Tennis Player Martina Navratilova
Tennis Player
Martina Navratilova
  • 14th British pound sinks to record low $US1.11
  • 15th Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to John Ashbery & Fred Chapell
  • 15th Civil rights activist Tancredo Neves elected president
  • 15th Mike Gatting & Graeme Fowler both scores 200 v India
  • 15th Tancredo Neves becomes 1st elected president of Brazil in 21 years
  • 15th CBS' premiere of TV made teen drug abuse drama, "Not My Kid", based on the previous year's book by Beth Polson
  • 16th "Playboy" announces end of stapling centerfolds
  • 17th Azharuddin scores second Test century in second Test (v England)
  • 18th US renounces jurisdiction of World Court despite previous promise
  • 19th "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
  • 19th 4 die in a car & train crash in Buda Ill
  • 20th Cold front strikes US, at least 40 die (-27°F (-33°C) in Chicago)

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20th Super Bowl XIX: SF 49ers beat Miami Dolphins, 38-16 in Stanford Super Bowl MVP: Joe Montana, San Francisco, QB

NFL Quarterback Joe Montana
NFL Quarterback
Joe Montana
  • 21st -19°F (-28°C), Caesar's Head, South Carolina (state record)
  • 21st -34°F (-37°C), Mt Mitchell, North Carolina (state record)
  • 21st Bomb attack on Borobudur temple in Java
  • 21st Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr's career record of 270 NHL goals
  • 22nd -30°F (-34°C), Mountain Lake Bio Station, Virginia (state record)
  • 22nd Cold wave damages 90% of Florida's citrus crop
  • 22nd Kelly Hu, 16, of Hawaii, crowned 3rd Miss Teen USA
  • 23rd Britains House of Lords debate 1st televised
  • 24th 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 is launched
  • 25th "Black & Blue" premieres in Paris
  • 25th Test debut of Wasim Akram, v New Zealand at Auckland (2-105)
  • 26th 42nd Golden Globes: Amadeus, F. Murray Abraham, & Sally Field win
  • 26th Edmonton Oiler Wayne Gretzky scores 50th goal in 49th game of season
  • 27th "Doug Henning & His World..." closes at Lunt-Fontanne NY after 60 perf
  • 27th 15th Space Shuttle (51-C) Mission-Discovery 3 returns to Earth
  • 27th Hollis Stacy wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • 27th Mark Mckoy cycles world record 50m hurdles indoor (5.25)
  • 27th NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 22-14

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28th Charity single "We Are the World" is recorded by supergroup USA for Africa (Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie and other pop stars)

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

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28th 12th American Music Awards: Cyndi Lauper & Lionel Richie win

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29th Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

NHL Star Jari Kurri
NHL Star
Jari Kurri

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29th Oxford University refuses to award Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher an honorary degree

British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher
British Prime Minister
Margaret Thatcher
  • 31st "Harrigan 'n Hart" opens at Longacre Theater NYC for 5 performances

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31st South African President PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence

Anti-apartheid activist and South African President Nelson Mandela
Anti-apartheid activist and South African President
Nelson Mandela